New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was mic’d up against the Miami Dolphins and one of the big visual takeaways was his lack of emotion after the Patriots scored. A reporter asked the head coach about his stoic responses on the sideline and Belichick had a good answer.
It simply isn’t his job to cheer. It’s yours.
“I’m happy when we score,” Belichick said. “I’m really happy when we score, but there’s a decision to be made on the next play and the next play and the next series. Now the game has changed. Either we narrow the gap or widen the gap or whatever it is. So, then there’s something that has to be done going forward. That’s really a big part of my job.
“We have a lot of fans that come to the game. They cheer. They do a great job. I feel like a big part of my job is decision making and planning ahead for the next play, the next series, the next situation. There is, sometimes, a little bit of time between a score and the kickoff when you go out on defense or how you’re going to kick the ball off or so forth that I feel like I need to do a good job at that. I don’t want to let the team down in the responsibilities that I have.”
Belichick loves telling his team and coaching staff to “Do Your Job” and Patriots fans are not excluded. Belichick’s job is to think about the extra point or going for two or the ensuing kick off. It’s the job of New England fans to celebrate and make a lot of noise after the score.
So think of that next time the Patriots score. It’s your responsibility as a Patriots fan to party like you’re Rob Gronkowski every single time.